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Monday Mindfulness ~ July 20, 2020

Today, I want to thank you. (Yes, you!) I often feel a great deal of gratitude for this kind, respectful, and supportive online community, which all of you have helped create alongside me. Whether you’ve kindly followed Cathedral… Read More

Self Check-In: A Simple Gratitude Exercize You Can Try Right Now

Hello, everyone. How are you? It’s a seemingly straightforward question we ask and get asked every day. Often though, it’s used more like a casual greeting than a proper question, as though it’s simply another way of saying:… Read More

Monday Mindfulness ~ June 29, 2020

Here in the UK, we are on a knife’s edge. Come July 4th, many of the restrictions put in place on March 23rd – the start of our nationwide lockdown – will be lifted. Following on from the… Read More

30 Days Wild: Inspiring Random Acts of Wildness

There is a lone oak tree on a hillside not far from my home. Its many branches are twisted with age, and there’s a notch in its thick trunk where some small creature has made a nest. At… Read More

Creators, We Need to Talk About Diversity in Stock Photography

Monday Mindfulness ~ June 1, 2020

Hello, world. I don’t need to tell you that these are challenging times. As many worldwide continue to perish of COVID-19 and its many complications, we’re also bombarded daily with news stories of political malfeasance, human cruelty, and… Read More

The Potential and Power of Small Acts of Kindness

There are so many different ways to be kind to yourself and others, and often it only takes a moment.  This Mental Health Awareness Week, with its always pertinent theme of ‘Kindness,’ I’m reminded of a moving scene… Read More

Let’s Connect: Share + Promote Your Blog!

Many of us may still be in lockdown, but we can still connect. While a lot of tragedy and uncertainty has come of these strange times, it hasn’t all been doom and gloom these past few weeks. Just… Read More

Practicing Gratitude in the Blogosphere

Admit it. At least once since creating your site and first hitting that ‘publish’ button you’ve found yourself thinking something along the lines of, ‘100 followers – that’s lovely. But I sure do wish I had 1,000! (Or… Read More

Monday Mindfulness ~ April 13, 2020

Hello again, everyone – and a happy Monday Mindfulness to you all as well. I hope that you all enjoyed an Easter weekend filled with self-care, good cheer, and – of course – lots of chocolate.  Let’s have… Read More

Greetings from Self-Isolation

It’s my last day of self-isolation. Some part of me wishes I could tell you of all the reading, writing, making, and planning I did during my precautionary staycation, but truth be told I mostly chose to watch… Read More

2 TED Talks Worth Watching, If You’re a Multifacted Misfit Like Me

Yesterday was a bit of a mixed bag. Sometimes, whether I like it or not, something less-than-ideal happens within an otherwise fine day – an injustice or unkindness big, small, or even infinitesimal – that flips on the… Read More